Tricks and treats for a safe Halloween
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By Amy Kossoff Smith, The Business of Motherhood

Apparently, Halloween has escaped the recession. According to Ad Age magazine, consumer spending is up this year ($ 6.9 billion), representing a $ 1.1 billion increase over last year. Now that’s a LOT of candy corn and ghosts and goblins!

However, as delicious and fun as this holiday can be, it could also be the perfect storm for accidents. It’s dark, sometimes raining, and herds of children are sprinting between houses.

A recent Time Magazine report, “Is Trick-or-Treating Dangerous,” discusses that while tainted candy has made the headlines at times, it’s not as prevalent as we’d think. Caution, of course, is always recommended. But as Laura Fitzpatrick reports in that article, “The biggest Halloween danger of all is car accidents. Children are more than twice as likely to likely to be killed by a car while walking on Halloween night than at any other time of t…………… continues on Chronicle-Telegram
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Habitat House nearly complete
News from Carmi Times:

The first White County Habitat house is complete, except for the final paperwork, which should be finished by early November.

Jeannie Browning, who will move into the Carmi home with her family, said painting began in mid-August.

“Greg Dietsch’s professional tips and donated time led a crew of many,” she said. “Those who helped with painting were Barb McArthy, Gina Brown, Hunter Colman, Shelley Courty, Carol Weiss, Abby Weiss, Rachel Scott, Heather Stubblefield, Michelle Hunsinger, David Hunsinger, Danielle Hunsinger, Alex Hunsinger, Andrew Hunsinger, William McGarvey and the Browning family.

“Thank you to everyone who helped with painting, building, fundraising and/or all that it took to get this great program to White County.

“They say, ‘It takes a village to raise a child,’ and it also takes a village to build a village!” Browning said. .

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